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(916) 392-0664

Toll Free: (800) 646-7322

FRIENDS FOR SURVIVAL

 We are a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable, national non-profit bereavement outreach organization available to those who are grieving a suicide death of family or friends.  We also assist professionals who work with those who are grieving a suicide tragedy.  Friends For Survival, organized by and for survivors, has been offering suicide bereavement support services since 1983.   All staff and volunteers have been directly impacted by a suicide death.  


WHAT WE OFFER

  We provide a variety of peer support services that comfort, encourage and educate those in grief. 

  • Monthly meetings of grief support and education
  • Monthly newsletter of sharing and information
  • Comprehensive list of resources and reference library
  • Speakers available for work places and agencies impacted by a suicide death
  • Education from healthcare professionals and community advocates
  • Toll Free Suicide Loss Helpline: 1-800-646-7322


 The loving outreach of Friends for Survival can bridge the gap between despair and renewed hope. Those whose loss is recent can lean upon the shoulders of those who have made progress in the difficult task of working through grief after a suicide death.  


Northern California Meetings

In our meetings, we share our struggles with grief after a suicide death. We share our frustrations and questions.  We take this journey together as we help each other cope. 

Our meetings are peer support, not therapy sessions. 

They are free and you are invited to attend for as long as you need.  All locations are drop-in meetings.   


Please contact our office at  916-392-0664 for specific meeting times and locations.  Our monthly newsletter also lists our monthly meeting information. 

Cameron Park,  second Tuesday
Carmichael,  third Tuesday
Chico,   second Monday
Elk Grove,  second Wednesday
Modesto, third Monday
Roseville/Rocklin,  third Thursday
Yuba City,  fourth Tuesday  

Contact us and we can help you find a meeting in your area, regardless of where you live.  


 If you are in crisis and need immediate help, 

call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  

This is a 24-hour crisis line: 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

WE ARE COMFORTING FRIENDS

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  Our free newsletter provides a consistent source of support and encouragement for thousands of survivors coping with a suicide death.  


It is designed to be a support meeting in print, and you can read it in the privacy of your home whenever you need hope and understanding.   It encourages each of us to pace our grief while giving us a sense of connection to the larger community of fellow grievers.  


 Choose how you would like to receive our monthly newsletter -  by regular mail or email.

 LEGAL DISCLAIMER:

Information on this website is NOT a substitute for professional care.  

Our information is designed to be used as peer support and may be used in conjunction with professional care.  

You may want to contact your local crisis hotline, community mental health center, private practitioner or clergy. 

Read the full Friends for Survival Legal Disclaimer below: